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Dave Wilson

Cowleys Pest Services

Title: Pest Control Technician

Hometown: Waretown

Dave Wilson from Cowleys Pest Services
David (Dave) Wilson, a Waretown resident, joined Cowleys in 2016. He is a pest control technician with a specialized interest in termite infestations. Dave joined Cowleys as an experienced technician with 12 years in pest control. Because of his background, he is also one of Cowleys’ termite inspectors.
 
Dave is a licensed NJDEP commercial pesticide applicator. In addition to Core certification, he holds three pest control category certifications:  7A for general and household pest control, 7B certification for termites & other wood-destroying insects, and the NJDEP’s new category 13 certification for using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in schools.
 
Dave developed an interest in termite control after years of witnessing first-hand the extent of property damage caused by these wood-devouring insects.  When it comes to property damage, no other insect comes close. Dave especially enjoys the challenge of helping homeowners discover and treat termite infestations. Subterranean termites are silent and rarely seen, travelling in the soil or in self-constructed mud tubes. Because they consume wood from the inside-out, termite damage often goes unnoticed until late in the infestation, and the early signs of an infestation are subtle.
 
Dave is extremely thorough and methodical in his termite inspections. No part of a home escapes his eagle-eyed attention to detail. According to Dave, locating termites is especially challenging when they are hidden behind wall voids, door frames, trim, window frames, and other building materials – and that’s often the case – and that’s why years of experience on the job dealing with termite infestations makes a difference. The technician must look for the smallest clues of damage, often patiently tapping along vulnerable areas to listen for hollow-sounding wood. Also, the smart use of termite moisture meters to find building materials with elevated moisture levels or decay helps to identify potential areas of termite damage where further inspection is necessary.
 
In his spare time, Dave is a serious practitioner of the martial arts, and he also enjoys football, fishing, and relaxing by taking his dog on long walks. He also values the time he spends with his wife and son, who is now a toddler. Dave mentioned that he spends a good part of his day at home chasing him around the house, and making sure his “little tornado” he doesn’t get into too much mischief or break too many items.
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  • By Barbara K.
    Egg Harbor Twp, NJ

    "previous experience with your sales rep and employees. The service call before this one was for small bugs. The young man who was..."

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    By Barbara K.
    Egg Harbor Twp, NJ

    previous experience with your sales rep and employees. The service call before this one was for small bugs. The young man who was here was excellent. He was polite, explained thoroughly what the problem was (fruit flies) and how to get rid of them. I meant to let you know how pleased we were with him. Also, Dave does an excellent job when he is here for regular visits.

  • By Barbara K.
    EHT, NJ

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    By Barbara K.
    EHT, NJ

  • By Mankowski, C.
    Waretown, NJ

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    By Mankowski, C.
    Waretown, NJ

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    Lincroft, NJ

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    Lincroft, NJ

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  • "I appreciate that Dave... come promptly when needed.Dave is always very thorough" Read Full Testimonial

    Barbara K. of Egg Harbor Township, NJ

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              Came promptly when needed. He is always very thorough!
    Barbara K.
    Egg Harbor Township, NJ
  • "Dave was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cindy H. of Trenton, NJ

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              Very thorough and friendly!
    Cindy H.
    Trenton, NJ
  • "Great professional experience. David was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Ed A. of Barnegat, NJ

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              On time and very efficient and effective.
    Ed A.
    Barnegat, NJ
  • "Dave was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Thomas H. of Barnegat, NJ

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              Very professional and knowledgeable technician
    Thomas H.
    Barnegat, NJ
  • "Excellent service...." Read Full Testimonial

    Richard Y. of Surf City, NJ

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              Prompt, professional and competitively priced. Would not hesitate to use again."
    Richard Y.
    Surf City, NJ
  • "Dave was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Diana B. of Forked River, NJ

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              Very friendly, informative, and took time to explain what he was doing and what I was to do afterward.
    Diana B.
    Forked River, NJ
  • "Drew and Dave were very efficient..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jim O. of Jackson, NJ

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              Knowledgable and professional. Thank you.
    Jim O.
    Jackson, NJ
  • "Cowley’s sent a tech out to inspect termite bait stations which they installed last season. The tech..." Read Full Testimonial

    Richard F. of Jackson, NJ

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              Did a thorough job and was respectful of our time. He updated me on his progress when I asked and left a note when he completed the job. Later that day I received a written report stating the traps were intact and didn’t need replenishing. Very professional service.
    Richard F.
    Jackson, NJ
  • "I am very pleased with..." Read Full Testimonial

    Patty J. of Dayton, NJ

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              Cowleys Pest Services. I was busy on the farm with mums that day, but your tech man did a good job. He did stop at my farm market when he finished to explain what he did and explain what he did.
    Patty J.
    Dayton, NJ
  • "Dave did a great job..." Read Full Testimonial

    Paul M. of Monroe Township, NJ

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              He was very informative and professional couldn't ask for more thank you.
    Paul M.
    Monroe Township, NJ

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